Wednesday, October 13, 2010
"Waiting On" Wednesday #3
"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine to shine a spotlight on upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
When the Stars Go Blue
By Caridad Ferrer
St. Martin's Griffin, released November 23, 2010
A dancer driven to succeed.
A musical prodigy attempting to escape his past.
The summer they share.
And the moment it all goes wrong.
Dance is Soledad Reyes’s life. About to graduate from Miami’s Biscayne High School for the Performing Arts, she plans on spending her last summer at home teaching in a dance studio, saving money, and eventually auditioning for dance companies. That is, until fate intervenes in the form of fellow student Jonathan Crandall who has what sounds like an outrageous proposition: Forget teaching. Why not spend the summer performing in the intense environment of the competitive drum and bugle corps? The corps is going to be performing Carmen, and the opportunity to portray the character of the sultry gypsy proves too tempting for Soledad to pass up, as well as the opportunity to spend more time with Jonathan, who intrigues her in a way no boy ever has before.
But in an uncanny echo of the story they perform every evening, an unexpected competitor for Soledad's affections appears: Taz, a member of an all-star Spanish soccer team. One explosive encounter later Soledad finds not only her relationship with Jonathan threatened, but her entire future as a professional dancer.
— Amazon.com description
Alyson Noël calls it "delicious from beginning to end," and Jennifer Echols points out there's "two hot guys in love with one driven dancer." C'mon guys, what more do you need to know? Yeah, okay, maybe it sounds a little like a story that's been told before in dance movie after dance movie, but HELLO do you not love dance movies!? And this story sounds...spicy. Miami! Caliente! Can't wait.